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Couple of Airaid etc. cold air intake questions, please

 
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Old 15 Sep 2007, 10:13 pm
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Default Couple of Airaid etc. cold air intake questions, please

1) Is it useless to do without exhaust mods? 200 clams is significant cash outlay for me right now, let alone spending more on the exhaust. The mod bug has totally hijacked my wallet >

2) Is $180 the best price out there?

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Default Re: Couple of Airaid etc. cold air intake questions, please

You won't get but 2-3 hp out of it which isn't really noticeable. If you have an auto you will notice a better 1st to 2nd shift. The new noise it makes is cool and addicting so your mpg might go down. Adding an intake and exhaust won't really give you any more power, but the sound is nice so don't stress over having to wait for an exhaust. A bigger exhaust will help a turbo spool up faster so you can get to the power faster, though, so it only helps with a turbo PT.
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Default Re: Couple of Airaid etc. cold air intake questions, please

Thanks. Forgot to mention I have an n/a. How does it affect your mileage (if you keep your foot off the floor)? >
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Default Re: Couple of Airaid etc. cold air intake questions, please

I have a '06 with Airaid air filter and Bassani dual exhaust. The Airaid intake increased mileage 3-5 MPG on long trips or highway driving. If I were able to purchase only one, I would buy the Airaid. Got mine from Maggie at raceandstreet.com.

The duals sound great both on highway & town cruising, but like Mean Green said with the new sound you have a tendency to lay on it a little "TOO" much.
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I have a '06 with Airaid air filter and Bassani dual exhaust. The Airaid intake increased mileage 3-5 MPG on long trips or highway driving. If I were able to purchase only one, I would buy the Airaid. Got mine from Maggie at raceandstreet.com.

The duals sound great both on highway & town cruising, but like Mean Green said with the new sound you have a tendency to lay on it a little "TOO" much.
An intake goes right a long with these items. Read this. Looking For A Miracle: We Test Automotive 'Fuel Savers' - Popular Mechanics
I can get 5 mpg better just by keeping my foot out of it.
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Default Re: Couple of Airaid etc. cold air intake questions, please

[QUOTE=Mean Green;218868 I can get 5 mpg better just by keeping my foot out of it. [/QUOTE]

No lie. I've been watching RPMs (no fun, I know) and if I keep it under 3K, I'm getting 24 in town w/AC on. I watch ahead for red lights and pop it into neutral when I can.

Still considering the Airaid though
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